The Case for Left Wing Nationalism

The Case for Left Wing Nationalism


Stephen Maxwell

ISBN: 9781908373878

Binding: paperback

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Spanning four politically and socially tumultuous decades, Stephen Maxwell’s writings explore the origins and development of the modern Scottish Nationalist movement. As an instrumental member of the SNP and a life-long socialist, Maxwell’s work provides an engaging contemporary insight into the debate over Scottish independence, setting out a clear ideological and practical arguments for a socially just Scotland.

The Case for Left Wing Nationalism – Maxwell’s seminal 1981 pamphlet – considers the historical and cultural roots of Scottish national identity and stresses the importance of a realistic understanding of the past as the basis of a more prosperous, independent future. It concludes with Hugh MacDiarmid’s prescription for a Scottish renaissance: Not Traditions – Precedents.